Thank you people of Palmerston for an amazing week! We have never felt so welcome anywhere. There is a good weather window for Niue so we are about to take off and should get there by Monday morning.
The other boat that was here for a few days (Florestan) left this morning. We were keen to get going too but couldn’t leave without saying goodbye. Today was also the end of term party at the school to which we were invited along. The kids were tasked with making an outfit or a useful item out of recycled goods. The results were impressive! A village feast followed with delicious food. We felt very privileged to take part.
Aeneas with his new friends at school
the kids are being prepped for the last day of term and the competition
the entire village is present
the men like to wear colourful shirts
some of the items made by the schoolchildren with recycled goods
the judges carefully review each item
some children made special costumes instead
this dress was made from paper magazines!
lunch buffet for everyone and these people can eat!
Seathan with our host Edward
this one is for Bart and Dorothy: Bob and his wife send their love!
another quick look at the washing machine but unfortunately it is beyond repair
Caroline looks after baby birds and wants to be a biologist when she grows up
the youngest islander and his big sister
the boys and their friend Tamatoa playing soldiers